Minnesota Wild

The view from Minnesota

Star Tribune Wild picks up a point but loses 4-3 to Kings in overtime "And, frankly, as good as the Wild has been the past six weeks, Boudreau knows his team must return to defending and checking better immediately. The Wild might be 4-1-1 in its past six games, but it has allowed 22 goals in ... Read More

Waking up with the Kings: January 8

After a sleepy 10 minutes yielded a pair of goals to the opposition – one on a stoppable Mikko Koivu shot, and one on a nice hustle play by Charlie Coyle, who buried the puck after his chip behind the net off a faceoff allowed Jason Pominville to wrap the puck in front – Los Angeles called a timeout... Read More

January 7 postgame notes

-With the win, Los Angeles improved to 26-19-13 all-time against Minnesota, a record that includes a home mark of 14-9-6. The Wild have points in six straight games against Los Angeles (4-0-2) and 18 of the last 25 games against the Kings. Of those 25 games, 15 have been decided by a single goal. L... Read More

January 7 postgame quotes: Minnesota

Bruce Boudreau, on the Wild battling back late to get a point: Yeah we fought back and every point is a good point, there's no doubt. I just don't like the trends that are happening in the last six games. If we want to be a legitimate good team, we've got to correct these things. Boudreau, on wh... Read More

January 7 scoring chances

Scoring chances from previous games: 11/3 Kings 12, Penguins 10 11/5 Kings 15, Flames 10 11/8 Kings 14, Maple Leafs 5 11/10 Kings 15, Canadiens 15 11/11 Kings 17, Jets 17 11/13 Kings 13, Senators 16 11/15 Kings 14, Avalanche 13 11/17 Kings 17, Oilers 10 11/19 Kings 11, Devils 10 11/20 ... Read More

Game 40: Los Angeles vs Minnesota

Los Angeles Kings 4, Minnesota Wild 3 Final-Overtime Radio Feed NHL.com Preview Boxscore Ice Tracker SOG: LAK – 36; MIN – 24 PP: LAK – 1/3; MIN – 1/3 First Period 1) MIN - Mikko Koivu (12) (unassisted), 3:12 2) MIN - Charlie Coyle (13) (Jason Pominville), 7:27 Second Period 3) LA... Read More

January 6 practice notes

Good afternoon from El Segundo, Insiders. The Kings took the ice shortly before 11:00 a.m. and aligned thusly: Blue: Pearson-Kopitar-Carter Yellow: Gaborik-Dowd-Brown Green: King-Shore-Nolan Purple: Clifford-Lewis-Andreoff-Setoguchi -BUT NOT SO FAST. This was a power-play dominated practice... Read More

Waking up with the Kings: October 19

The first 50 seconds of the game couldn’t have been scripted much better for the Kings. They operated exclusively in the offensive zone, forced two icings, and after a faceoff win by Jeff Carter and a stick tie-up by Devin Setoguchi, Tanner Pearson’s quick spin and release fooled Darcy Kuemper, and ... Read More

October 18 postgame notes

-With the loss, the Kings fell to 25-19-13 all-time against the Wild, a record that includes a 12-10-7 road mark. Minnesota has points in five straight games against Los Angeles (4-0-1) and is now 9-3-2 in the series' last 14 games, dating back to March 31, 2012. The Wild have points in 17 of the se... Read More
Alec martinez

#27 | 6′ 1″ | 210 lb | Age: 29

Born: July 26, 1987
Birthplace: Rochester Hills, MI, USA
Position: D
Handedness: Left

Bio

Bio: Martinez was drafted by the LA Kings in the 2007 Draft, while playing for Miami University. He has since become a two-time Stanley Cup champion and the 17th man in Stanley Cup playoff history to score the Cup-winning goal in overtime.

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Anze Kopitar

#11 | 6′ 3″ | 224 lb | Age: 29

Born: August 24, 1987
Birthplace: Jesenice, SVN
Position: C
Handedness: Left

Bio

As the 11th overall pick in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, Kopitar became the first Slovenian to play in the NHL. Kopitar has spent his entire NHL career with the Kings, and following the 2015–16 season, was named the Kings’ captain. Noted for both his offensive and defensive play, Kopitar was awarded the Frank J. Selke Trophy as the best defensive forward in the NHL in 2016.

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Drew Doughty

#8 | 6′ 1″ | 195 lb | Age: 26

Born: December 8, 1989
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Right

Bio

Bio: Doughty is a Canadian defenceman who was selected second overall by the Kings in the 2008 Draft. Doughty made his NHL debut in 2008 as an 18-year-old and was named to the All-Rookie Team. He is a two-time Stanley Cup champion with the Kings, a two-time Olympic gold medallist with the Canadian national team, and a Norris Trophy finalist.

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Tyler Toffoli

#73 | 6′ 1″ | 200 lb | Age: 24

Born: April 24, 1992
Birthplace: Scarborough, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right

Bio

Toffoli is a Canadian professional ice hockey forward, drafted by the Kings in the second round of the 2010 Draft. Toffoli scored his first career NHL goal in his second game in a 4–0 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes in 2013. He was also named the 2012–13 AHL All-Rookie Team.
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Jeff Carter

#77 | 6′ 4″ | 215 lb | Age: 31

Born: January 1, 1985
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right

Bio

Carter began his hockey career playing in the Ontario Hockey League in Canada before joining the AHL and playing for the Philadelphia Flyers. He was then traded to the Colombus Blue jackets before joining the LA Kings in 2012, where he has since won two Stanley Cups with the Kings.

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Jonathan Quick

#32 | 6′ 1″ | 218 lb | Age: 30

Born: January 21, 1986
Birthplace: Milford, CT, USA
Position: G
Handedness: Left

Bio

Bio: Quick is the current goaltender for the LA Kings and was selected by Los Angeles at the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. Previously, Quick was a silver medalist with USA at the 2010 Winter Olympics. He’s won two Stanley Cup championships with the Kings, along with being the most recent goaltender to be awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs.

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